USS Martin (DE-30) Areas With Asbestos Exposure

The USS Martin (DE-30) was an Evarts-class destroyer escort laid down on November 26, 1942, and launched on May 18, the following year. It was commissioned on September 4, 1943, under Lt. Paul E. Warfield’s command with the hull number DE-30 and served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on November 19, 1945. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 198 people on board and had its main missions in Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Eniwetok, Guam, Ulithi, San Diego, Kwajalein, and Formosa. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on December 5, 1945, and sold for scrapping to Wilmington Transportation Co in Wilmington the following year. Asbestos fibers are so small that can only be seen under a microscope. The trace of asbestos fibers can be found in the lungs on chest X-rays in the form of pleural plaques. The long-term consequences of asbestos inhalation can be deadly as it can take between 10 and 40 years for symptoms of an asbestos-related disease to surface. If you built, repaired, or served onboard the USS Martin (DE-30), and have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, you may be entitled to receive compensation from over $30 billion available in asbestos trust funds in addition to your VA disability benefits claim.

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Shipmates on USS Martin (DE-30)

thomas shelton deans

john tucker hagen

alton horn

raymond earl smith

vandyke thomas

robert nye reinhold

joseph john iachetta

curtis a. king